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Today's News

  • Dragons to host inagural tournament

    South Oldham’s girls have hosted the Lady Dragon Invitational for a few years now, but there wasn’t an equivalent tournament on the boys side.
    That will change this weekend when the Dragons host the John Fendley Classic in Crestwood.
    Play will start at 2 p.m. Thursday and will continue through Saturday night.
    “We’ve never had a boys tournament here before,” coach Steve Simpson said. “Some of the parents were interested in getting some more home games, so we asked some people to raise some money and they did.”

  • North boys swim past Collegiate

    North Oldham’s boys swimming team out-paced Louisville Collegiate, 75.5-71.5 Dec. 18 at Collegiate.

    A North relay team of Sam Zaepfel, Luc Brazeau, Arseniy Semenov and Jack McCormick won the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:52.60.

    Brazeau won the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:19.59.

    Danny Walker won the 50-yard free with a time of :26.85.

    Semenov won the 100-yard fly with a time of :55.65.

    Mark Scherer won the 100-yard free with a time :54.63.

  • South finishes 6th in Lady Dragon Invitational

    CRESTWOOD – At halftime Sunday, South Oldham looked like it would finish its home tournament with a winning record.

    South, which had gone 1-1 in its first two games at the Lady Dragon Invitational, led Boone County 21-11 after the second quarter of the fifth-place game.

    But the Lady Dragons scored just six points in the second half and fell 45-27 to the Lady Rebels to finish sixth in their event.

  • OHS big men too much for OC

    BUCKNER – Coy Zerhusen said earlier this week Owensboro would be the best team Oldham County had played to this point in the year.

    The Red Devils went out and proved the Colonels' coach right Thursday night.

    Owensboro forwards Justin Miller and Aric Holman scored 24 and 20 points, respectively, as the Red Devils handed OC its first loss of the year, 86-68, on the first day of the Best in Hoops Tournament.

    Owensboro (3-2) put the game out of reach in the third quarter with a 13-3 run that stretched a 46-40 lead to 59-43.

  • City of Pewee Valley officially starts fight against cell tower

     

    The city of Pewee Valley has taken its first step in the battle against a proposed cell tower.

    The city unanimously voted at its December meeting to “actively and rigorously oppose the location” of a wireless telecommunications facility, according to documents provided by the city attorney, John Singler.

    The tower would be constructed at 209 La Grange Road, behind the Salem Assembly of God church.

    “We are going to jump into the fight against this with both feet,” Pewee Valley Mayor Bob Rogers said.

  • Seven indicted in gang case

     

    Seven individuals have been indicted on charges they participated in organized crime activity, stemming from an October arrest by La Grange Police.

    But other serious charges of conspiracy to commit murder and possession of cocaine were dismissed by an Oldham County Grand Jury.

    The seven individuals are allegedly part of the Southside Crips gang and were arrested in a raid by La Grange Police.

  • Arts Center performs Dickens’ classic Christmas story
  • Residents express concerns over new Walmart

    A proposed Walmart Supercenter in Crestwood is drawing mixed reactions from residents closest to the new development.

    The national retailer has proposed building a new supercenter at 6701 Highway 329 in Crestwood. The location is behind the Baptist Crestwood Medical Center on what’s also known as the 329 Bypass or Veterans Memorial Parkway.

    At an informal meeting Monday for Crestwood residents, Deborah Bilitski, an attorney for Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs, who is representing Walmart, shed some light on the proposed store.

  • Study: Oldham ranks first for kids

     

    A first-ever ranking of child well-being at the county level in Kentucky has named Oldham County as the best.

    Advocacy group Kentucky Youth Advocates annually releases the Kids Count data book to gauge the well-being of Kentucky’s kids, but this year is the first time they ranked counties from 1 to 120.

    In the rankings, Oldham County scored first overall, as well as first in three main categories: education, health and family and community.

  • Election 2014 filings Dec. 19

    Several candidates for local offices have filed their paperwork to run in the 2014 election. If you would like to see a photo printed in the Era of a candidate filing for office, please send a photo and a brief description to news@oldhamera.com.